Calgary’s first European settlement was in the area now called Fish Creek Provincial Park. First homesteaded by John Glenn, his original farm underwent multiple exchanges and transformations before being sold in 1902 to Patrick Burns, one of the Big Four ranchers famous for starting the Calgary Stampede and one of the wealthiest people in Canada at this time. Under his control what was now called the Bow Valley Ranch hit its heyday. One of the upgrades made to the ranch during this time was the addition of a “Jobber’s” house in 1918, used as accommodation for the ranch’s “Jobber” or head herdsman. Along with the original ranch house, the Jobber’s House still stands on the property and represents this important developmental period of Calgary’s history. Still largely reflecting how the house looked at its last occupation in the 1950s, the interior and exterior of this structure were documented by terrestrial laser scanning in May 2019 prior to scheduled renovations.
May 14, 2019
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